Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: If You Like The Fault In Our Stars

Somebody up There Hates You  cover

Somebody up There Hates You

Author: Seamon, Hollis.

Dying of cancer in a hospice, seventeen-year-old prankster Richard has big plans...

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  cover

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Author: Andrews, Jesse.

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his ...

Before I Die  cover

Before I Die

Author: Downham, Jenny.

A terminally ill teenaged girl makes and carries out a list of things to do befo...

The Probability of Miracles  cover

The Probability of Miracles

Author: Wunder, Wendy.

Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illnes...

The F- It List  cover

The F- It List

Author: Halpern, Julie, 1975- author.


First Love  cover

First Love

Author: Patterson, James, 1947-

Runaways Axi, sixteen, and Robinson, seventeen, who met on a cancer ward, leave ...

Eleanor & Park cover

Eleanor & Park

Author: Rowell, Rainbow.

"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-c...

Deadline  cover


Author: Crutcher, Chris.

Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf dec...

Second Chance Summer  cover

Second Chance Summer

Author: Matson, Morgan.

"Taylor Edwards' family might not be the closest-knit--everyone is a little too ...

Poster Boy  cover

Poster Boy

Author: Crane, Dede.


Anna and the French Kiss  cover

Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Perkins, Stephanie.

When Anna's father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her sen...

Every Day  cover

Every Day

Author: Levithan, David.

Every morning, A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's lif...

If I Stay  cover

If I Stay

Author: Forman, Gayle.

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and you...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  cover

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: Chbosky, Stephen.

A coming of age novel about Charlie, a freshman in high school who is a wallflow...

Looking for Alaska  cover

Looking for Alaska

Author: Green, John, 1977-

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama...

Before I Fall  cover

Before I Fall

Author: Oliver, Lauren, 1982-

After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death ove...

Thirteen Reasons Why  cover

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Asher, Jay. 1975-

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thir...

Jellicoe Road  cover

Jellicoe Road

Author: Marchetta, Melina, 1965-

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student ...

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour  cover

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Author: Matson, Morgan.

After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college ...

Fangirl  cover


Author: Rowell, Rainbow.

Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite ...

The Beginning of Everything  cover

The Beginning of Everything

Author: Schneider, Robyn.

"Star athelete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by ...

The Spectacular Now  cover

The Spectacular Now

Author: Tharp, Tim, 1957-

In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely li...

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock  cover

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock

Author: Quick, Matthew, 1973-

A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who ...

Ask the Passengers  cover

Ask the Passengers

Author: King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-

"Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by starin...

Love Letters to the Dead  cover

Love Letters to the Dead

Author: Dellaira, Ava.

When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she b...


Abraham Lincoln Award

Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students

Alex Award

Adult books that appeal to teen readers

Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)

Best teen books selected from the previous year

Coretta Scott King Award

Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people

Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book of the year written for teens

Rainbow Book List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Children’s/Young Adult LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) nominees

Michael L. Printz Award

Honoring excellence in books for teens

Pura Belpre Award

Celebrating the Latino cultural experience

Rebecca Caudill Award

An Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Honors the best novels of the year by a debut author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards and Booklists

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials